After a wonderfully successful first effort in 2021, the War of the Roses is back and better than ever. Event photos from last year are below, and we'll be running that same wild format back again, so let's see if Ro and Dan can defend their title.
Note: If you are paying for two players, please add two products to your cart, and email Bostongolfandsocial@gmail.com to indicate your partner's name.
Our full-course rental will include a two-man, 18-hole competition with dual flags, plus a full-group shootout at Marion's devious 9th hole. We'll have food, drinks, and swag, plus Marion will have a variety of merch featuring their rose logo. Thomas may have cared more about the cultivation and care of roses than he did about golf, so it's fitting that new owners Michael, Will, and Jeremiah chose this flower to symbolize the rebirth of such a classic golf course. Join us on October 1st and experience Marion in all its glory.
Time: 10 AM Shotgun
Format: Two-person, dual-flag, net best ball
Yes, you heard us right. Each green will have two flags. During your two loops of nine holes, each team cards their best score to each flag. That score can be made by either player, during either loop. All you need to do is make 18 scores - one to each flag.
Additional competition: Full-event shootout on the 9th green
Yes, you heard us right. After our round, we'll have a knockout-style battle royale for 9th hole supremacy. For those who have played Marion before, you know how awesome this is going to be. Everyone will play the 9th (with just one flag, this time), and those who make birdie will move onto the next round. We will repeat until we have a champion.
If anyone makes an ace, they win automatically. Duh.
Price: $90 per person
Includes: All-day golf, lunch from Mattapoisett's Oxcart food truck, beer, swag, and prizes
Marion GC: An Abridged History
George Thomas ranks as one of America's finest golf course architects. Part of the acclaimed Philadelphia School of architecture, which included names like Tillinghast, Wilson, Flynn, and Crump, Thomas left his most lasting impression in California, where he designed over 20 courses. Chief among them are three you may have heard of: Los Angeles Country Club (North), Bel Air Country Club, and Riviera Country Club.
But before Thomas headed to California, and before even establishing himself in Philly, Thomas laid out a nine-hole course on a spit of land jutting out into Buzzards Bay, on the south coast of Massachusetts. Marion Golf Club doesn't have the flash of Thomas's later creations, but it does contain everything that golfers look for in a bona fide hidden gem: affordable greens fees, affable local owners, a long history, and genuinely interesting golf. Stone walls and blind shots abound, and Marion's new owners are excited to showcase their work as they return the course to the excellent playing conditions that it deserves.